Alex Cora sore from holding back CC Sabathia during brawl
Alex Cora is feeling the effects of Wednesday’s benches-clearing brawl with the rival New York Yankees … literally.
The Boston Red Sox manager said on Thursday that he was sore from holding back Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia during the fracas, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports.
Alex Cora says he was sore from grabbing CC Sabathia last night, and questioned himself what he was doing.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 12, 2018
Though he has slimmed down in recent years, Sabathia is still officially listed at 300 pounds. Cora, who was listed at just 200 pounds during his playing career, also expressed regret for the decision in the hours after the brawl.
Cora said he was hoping nobody got hurt or stepped on when the benches cleared in the 7th. Said grabbing CC Sabathia wasn't his best idea. #RedSox
— Bill Koch (@BillKoch25) April 12, 2018
Indeed, Sabathia seemed like quite a terror during the skirmish as well.
CC is absolutely destroying Guys pic.twitter.com/RiECw2AUCg
— Yankees Corp. (@YankeesCorp) April 12, 2018
The rookie manager Cora was already not pleased with what led to the brawl. His aching joints the morning after probably only heightened his disgust.